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Prevention Specialist/Intake Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Prevention, Client Services

REPORTS TO: Prevention & Client Services Managers

JOB LOCATION: Roseburg, Oregon

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

  • Current FTE: 1.0 FTE or 40 hours/week
  • Salary range: $14.50/hour
  • Vacation time and discretionary leave prorated to FTE
  • 403 (b) retirement benefits after 6 months; Employeee Assistance Program
  • This position is hourly and non-exempt, i.e.┬ásubject to state and federal wage and overtime requirements

 

THE POSITION

This is a dual position that will provide prevention services for people at risk for HIV and Intake Coordination for people living with HIV.

 

The Prevention Outreach Worker provides prevention services for people at risk for HIV in Southern Oregon. Services include, HIV testing, counseling and referral services, Hepatitis C testing, counseling and referral services, syringe exchange, Naloxone distribution, outreach to at risk populations, and community education.

 

The Intake Coordinator is the first contact for new clients referred to the Care Coordination Center. This position conducts the initial screening with all new clients, conducts the bi-annual phone screening with all clients, assists in obtaining required documentation, scheduling the first appointment for all new clients with a Care Coordinator and with a Medical Case Manager to complete their assessment process and refers to the Care Coordinators and Medical Case Managers as appropriate when clients need additional assistance after the annual screening is completed.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collect and maintain and manage relevant data related to prevention services
  • Assist in developing grant proposals and grant reports
  • Participate in community syringe clean-up events and coordinate the safe disposal of used syringes
  • Enduring that prevention services are safe and welcoming for all at risk populations
  • Provide prevention services at HIV Alliance and mobile exchange sites
  • Provide training and supervision for volunteers providing prevention services
  • Track, maintain, manage, and order supplies related to all prevention services
  • Provide Naloxone training and kit distribution to syringe exchange clients and other community groups
  • Present to community groups about HIV, HCV, and Naloxone, including HIV 101 presentations
  • Provide HIV/HCV testing and counseling services to at-risk populations
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are followed during syringe exchange services
  • Help foster community involvement, support and effective collaboration
  • Participate in agency collaborative processes and committees
  • Receive and respond to referral requests
  • Maintain up-to-date HIV knowledge; provide HIV education to clients
  • Obtain Authorization for Release of Information between HIVA and Medical Provider
  • Provide direct one-on-one and phone screening
  • Schedule intakes and bi-annual screening
  • Schedule Medical Case Manager and Care Coordinator assessments as needed
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate client records
  • Participate in necessary meetings
  • Assist with all necessary reports
  • Participate in required training
  • Comply with all applicable standards, guidelines, laws & administrative rules
  • Other duties as defined by Director and Ryan White Principles and Standards

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to regulary work evenings and weekends
  • Comfortable discussing sex, drug use, and HIV/AIDS
  • Ability to de-escalate stressful or confrontational situations
  • Ability to represent the agency and syringe exchange to community members, law enforcement and others who have questions about syringe exchange in an informative and non-confrontational manner
  • Ability to make sound decisions
  • Experience working with and supervising volunteers
  • Knowledge of local and statewide treatment and social service providers
  • Knowledge of the unique issues affecting high-risk communities and willingness to learn about culturally relevant interventions for gay and bisexual men, people who inject drugs and people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Willingness to work with:
    • marginalized, underserved populations
    • people who inject drugs
    • people who exchange sex goods/services
    • gay/bisexual men and other men who have sex with men
    • individuals engaging in behavior considered to be high-risk for HIV
    • gay/bisexual young men and young people who inject drugs.
  • Support of harm reduction philosophy and client-centered approach in prevention
  • Comfortable handling safer injection and safer sex supplies
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s license, driving record sufficient to be covered by agency auto insurance policy
  • Ability to transport self to job-related events and locations
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written with client, staff, and partners
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience with chart notes, file maintenance
  • Experience with data entry and data quality
  • Computer skills, including Excel and Word
  • Good follow through and task management skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work in busy and dynamic environment
  • TB test (provided by agency)
  • Ability to pass criminal background check and drug screen

 

TO APPLY: Please download application. Then, send PDF application, cover letter and resume to Dane Zahner at dzahner@hivalliance.org

Only complete applications including employment application, resume and cover letter will be considered.

This position is open until filled.

Thank you!

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